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Alvarado Says Cuts Won't Affect Him in Rios Rematch

By Keith Idec

His rematch with Brandon Rios won’t start until Saturday night, but Mike Alvarado already has multiple cuts on his face.

A source close to the situation confirmed that Alvarado’s involvement in an altercation away from boxing in early February left the junior welterweight with three cuts on the lower part of his right cheek and another longer laceration down the right side of his neck, near his Adam’s apple. The cuts sustained during that incident obviously weren’t bad enough to force the postponement of his rematch against Rios and his handlers don’t expect those wounds to affect his performance Saturday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas (HBO; 10:15 p.m. ET/7:15 p.m. PT).

The 32-year-old Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs), of Thornton, Colo., would not say during a conference call how his face and neck were cut, but he downplayed the significance of those lacerations.

“It hasn’t hindered me,” Alvarado said. “It was just a little accident. I was just at the wrong place at the wrong time and it was a little accident. It happened outside the ring and I am fine.”

The cuts on Alvarado’s cheek and neck were very visible when he was interviewed earlier this month for “Road to Rios-Alvardo 2,” HBO’s 15-minute preview of their highly anticipated, 10-round rematch.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NormC on 03-28-2013

Man I can't stand Rios ever since he pulled that crap about Roach on the Cotto 24/7..hope he gets raped and put to sleep.

Comment by Mneronava on 03-28-2013

I hope Alvarado stops Rios--not because I dislike Rios, but because it would be good for boxing. Also, I do like Alvarado, and I think if he boxes a little more he can beat Rios.

Comment by newcastleking on 03-28-2013

both Alvarado and Rios are warriors

Comment by RenegÄde on 03-28-2013

[QUOTE=Shadow boxer 3;13187319]alvarado bout that life[/QUOTE] yes sir ---

Comment by puga on 03-27-2013

cuts or no cuts , he's going to get stopped again imo.. it's not gonna be his option to or not to brawl either, brandon will leave him no choice...good fight while it lasts and mike should thank rios for…

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